First Line Friday — Present Danger

12 Mar

Happy Friday! It is definitely looking like Spring around here. I have azaleas and pear trees blooming in the yard. Of course, southern snow –aka pollen — is everywhere too! This week I am sharing a book that is on my Spring TBR list. I cannot wait to dig in. Present Danger, book 1 in Elizabeth Goddard‘s Rocky Mountain Courage series releases April 6th, but you can pre-order now.

Here’s the first line:


Chance Carter should have known this last delivery wouldn’t go down without a hitch.


Former FBI Special Agent Jack Tanner is working as a detective in Montana when he comes across a body in the national forest during a search and rescue mission. He’s committed to finding the killer, even if it means working alongside his old flame, US Forest Service Special Agent Terra Connors.

When Terra discovers that the murder victim had ties to a powerful and dangerous trafficker of archaeological artifacts, the investigation takes a deadly turn–one that hits too close to home. As Terra fears she lacks the courage to face what comes next, Jack is more determined than ever to protect her. But he’s failed her before. And if he fails this time, it will cost them far more than just their hearts.

Join bestselling and award-winning author Elizabeth Goddard as she plunges you into a web of deceit made of hidden crimes, open threats, and long-buried family secrets in this gripping first book of an explosive new series.



With over one million books sold, Elizabeth Goddard is the USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly bestselling, award-winning author of over fifty romance novels and counting, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies — a 2011 Carol Award winner. Four of her six Mountain Cove books have been contest finalists. Buried, Backfire, and Deception are finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery and Suspense, and Submerged is a Carol Award finalist. A 7th generation Texan, Elizabeth graduated from North Texas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and worked in high-level software sales for several years before retiring to home school her children and fulfill her dreams of writing full-time.

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4 Responses to “First Line Friday — Present Danger”

  1. Danielle Grandinetti March 12, 2021 at 10:05 am #

    Oh I can’t wait to read this! It’s next up on my tbr stack. Today I’m sharing the first line from Hours to Kill by Susan Sleeman. Happy Friday!

  2. Paula Shreckhise March 12, 2021 at 4:19 pm #

    Just two more books before I start Present Danger!

    My first line is from Braced for Love by Mary Connealy
    August 1870 Bear Claw Pass, Wyoming
    Kevin Hunt came awake with a snap. A metallic clink. He didn’t need to figure out more.

  3. Nicole Santana March 12, 2021 at 9:12 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I’m sharing the first line from A Captain for Caroline Grey by Julie Wright: It’s such a good book!!!! Currently, I’m reading To Love a Prince by Rachel Hauck, so I’ll share a line from there.
    “Today was one of those Mondays that stretched the limits of her royal demeanor.”
    Hope you have a great weekend! 😀❤📚

  4. Becky March 13, 2021 at 4:21 pm #

    Happy Weekend! My first line is from “Sing Me Back Home” by Amanda Mason:

    “Lane McCay strummed his fingertips against the steering wheel to the beat of the country music blaring from his truck’s radio – his fingertips being the only part of his body that he could move without regret.”

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